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  1. Deep inside the lockout, and singing

    Henry Abbott

    The worst thing for most NBA owners, I'm convinced, is that the public would see them at work. Whether or not they'd be busted cavorting in Vegas like Prince Harry, I have no idea. But I know the information age frowns on the idea that anyone -- o...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  2. TrueHoop TV: David Stern on ending lockout

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | June 21, 2012
  3. Sorry, Lavoy

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesWe called Lavoy Allen the 500th best player in the NBA. We were wrong. During the great lockout of 2011, ESPN.com's NBA team put together a fun little project, which was ranking every player in the NBA. We did...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  4. Lockout leftover: playoff back-to-backs

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA has gone to some trouble to tamp down suggestions that the compressed, post-lockout schedule has changed much of anything. What's an extra game or two a month, they say? Just the other night, for instance, Commissioner David Stern deflecte...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: "Banner No. 7," Brian Scalabrine said in a rousing pregame speech thanking fans. The next chapter of this condensed, lockout-shortened season begins at noon Saturday against the 76ers, who dropped to the eighth sp...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  6. Derek Fisher takes on Billy Hunter

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport A long-tense relationship explodes. Back in the lockout, a common theme was that David Stern was looking to massacre, destroy or otherwise obliterate the National Basketball Players Association. It was never ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. The business of the NBA is good

    Henry Abbott

    There was a common refrain during the lockout, which was: Doesn't the NBA realize that whenever they get back in business, the fans won't be there waiting? Not so, evidently. The first 325 games of this NBA season averaged attendance of 17,094....

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  8. Lockouts: Not just for sports anymore

    Henry Abbott

    In the heat of the NBA lockout, I was pursuing a story about the role of race in the talks. Fascinating stuff that almost nobody will discuss on the record! On one side of the bargaining table almost everyone is white, and on the other side of the ta...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  9. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Worst fears of the lockout? Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler points out injuries have already taken a massive toll on this season. Another sign of the lockout: Matt Bonner outscoring Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki combined. Rip Hamilton was famously...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: As the NBA prepares to belatedly open team training camps Friday, there is one cautionary lockout tale that still resonates years later. Fans dread it could happen to a player on their favorite ...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  11. The end of the stakeout

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport The big moment came in the middle of the night, in a law office by the Apple Store. The circus of the NBA lockout came with a sideshow -- a hardy collection of journalists huddled outside, or downstairs, or in s...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "The work has been put in. Whether there is an opportunity for a collective payoff remains to be seen amid the NBA lockout. Tuesday, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem completed a ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    S.I.com's Zach Lowe asks Mario Chalmers what happened to LeBron James in the Finals, and the Miami point guard responds: "I'd rather not talk about that." A fascinating analysis of how people are taking the lockout on Twitter. Fizziolo.gy finds tha...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner: "The NBA lockout discussion has moved from BRI to CSI. Instead of negotiating the finer points of basketball-related income in a labor agreement that would have paved the way for the start of the NBA season,...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Well, now we know where the NBA stands. And how it apparently is not happy amid the lockout about where the Miami Heat stand. In addition to holding a question-and-answer session Sunday on Twitter, t...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TIME's Sean Gregory: "So if these games are lost in a lockout, the thinking goes, NBA cities lose out on big money. The empirical work of a few sports economists, however, has proven otherwise. For example, a 2000 study by University of Maryland-Balt...

    Blog | November 07, 2011